Creator Interview: Laica Chrose

We explored the creative activities and the source of inspiration of Laica Chrose, winner of 2014’s TOM Prize and ARTs*LABo Prize.

Interview with Illustrator Mikeou

A talk with Mikeou, the creator behind this moe ita-curtain.

Interview: Manga Artist Shirow Miwa

We spoke with Shirow Miwa, the manga artist and illustrator behind the cover of More Heroes and Heroines.

Review: The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival - Envision the Future Through Art

An exhibition of award-winning works for the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival was open from Feb. 4–15.

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

We spoke with illustrator Yuu, who designed “ita-curtains” featuring a Japanese-style Alice in Wonderland.

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 2: Photo Collection of Cute and Sexy Figures!

From famous characters of old, to characters from new series! The forefront of the figure world is right here!

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 1: Photo Collection of Cool & Comical Creations!

We’re introducing through pictures the cool and comical creations spotted at the garage kit festival Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter]! Even Tokyo Ghoul’s Kaneki has finally become a figure?!

The 30th Anniversary of WonFes Was as Lively as Ever!

Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter] (WonFes), the world’s largest garage kit festival, was held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex on Feb. 8.

Creator Interview: Kuuchuu Yousai

Kuuchuu Yousai is an illustrator who draws incredibly adorable girls. Capturing every detail from the deepest parts of the eyes to the highlights on the hair, he depicts girls in a natural way. Currently, he does professional rough drawings and illustration work for games, while also leading a doujinshi circle called Pagupagu Magu, and has even released an ita-curtain on Tokyo Otaku Mode...

Huge ‘Macross’ Event Shibuyakku Deculture Starts in Shibuya

Featuring the life-sized cockpit of the Variable Fighter VF-1S Valkyrie and even some Macross-themed original food!

Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Photo Report: Americans Cosplay, Rain or Shine!

ALA 2015 took place at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles from January 9-11.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Dec. 20, 2014 08:001

What Does Pink Curry Taste Like? The Café Menu for My Melody’s 40th Anniversary Is Super Adorable!

What Does Pink Curry Taste Like? The Café Menu for My Melody’s 40th Anniversary Is Super Adorable!

My Melody shines as the first place winner in the 2014 Sanrio Character Ranking, even defeating Hello Kitty.

Dec. 20, 2014 06:195

Comic Market Takes on a New Challenge: Calling All Creators Around the Globe!

Comic Market Takes on a New Challenge: Calling All Creators Around the Globe!

Are you interested in presenting your work?

Dec. 20, 2014 04:072

AFA x Niconico Kunikaigi in Singapore Closes with Huge Success! Record-Breaking 90,000 Visitors & Over 450,000 Online Viewers

AFA x Niconico Kunikaigi in Singapore Closes with Huge Success! Record-Breaking 90,000 Visitors & Over 450,000 Online Viewers

Niconico Kunikaigi was held jointly with Anime Festival Asia 2014 (AFA) at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Center from Dec. 5 (Fri.) to 7 (Sun). During these three days, the number of visitors exceeded last year’s total of 85,000 and AFA’s previous record, to reach 90,000, while roughly 450,000 viewers were watching it on Niconico Live.

Dec. 20, 2014 02:420

Kosuke Fujishima’s First Art Exhibit Confirmed - Coming to Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya in February 2015

Kosuke Fujishima’s First Art Exhibit Confirmed - Coming to Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya in February 2015

The first large-scale art exhibit has been confirmed for manga artist Kosuke Fujishima, who is well known for Oh My Goddess!, You’re Under Arrest, and other popular series.

Dec. 19, 2014 13:003

“Love Live!” is Coming to Your City - Fan Meeting Tour to Stop in 10 Cities Across Japan

“Love Live!” is Coming to Your City - Fan Meeting Tour to Stop in 10 Cities Across Japan

The cross-media series Love Live! which has been developed into anime, music, and more tells the story of a group of nine students who stand up to become idols to save their school, Otonokizaka Academy, from being closed down.

Dec. 19, 2014 07:001

Kenji Kamiyama × Dr Monroe Collaboration Accessories with Skull Motif Finally Release

Kenji Kamiyama × Dr Monroe Collaboration Accessories with Skull Motif Finally Release

Director Kenji Kamiyama, known for the Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. series, Eden of the East, and other works, is collaborating with popular accessory brand Dr. Monroe.

Dec. 19, 2014 01:002

Softbank Collaborates with Comiket - “Kuroko’s Basketball” Mobile Base Vehicles to Offer “Ignite Pass” Wi-Fi Signal

Softbank Collaborates with Comiket - “Kuroko’s Basketball” Mobile Base Vehicles to Offer “Ignite Pass” Wi-Fi Signal

Comic Market (Comiket), the biannual event held each summer and winter, is known for drawing in crowds of upwards of 500,000 to 600,000 people.

Dec. 18, 2014 13:000

Compact Mirrors Themed After Successive PreCures Release in Gachapon Machines All Over Japan in December

Compact Mirrors Themed After Successive PreCures Release in Gachapon Machines All Over Japan in December

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the PreCure series, the “PreCure All Stars Compact Mirror Collection,” which is themed after successive PreCures, was released on Monday, Dec. 15 in Gachapon® machines across Japan.

Dec. 18, 2014 07:000

“Monster Hunter” and Dresscamp Collaborate, Development of Original Items Confirmed

“Monster Hunter” and Dresscamp Collaborate, Development of Original Items Confirmed

A collaboration with Monster Hunter and fashion brand Dresscamp in celebration of the video game series’ 10th anniversary has been confirmed!

Dec. 18, 2014 01:1011

THE DIARY OF OCHIBI : STOP-MOTION SHORT FILM LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO DEPICT THE BEAUTY OF THE FOUR SEASONS OF JAPAN

*THE DIARY OF OCHIBI* : STOP-MOTION SHORT FILM LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO DEPICT THE BEAUTY OF THE FOUR SEASONS OF JAPAN

PARTY, Inc. and the artist management / literary agency CORK, Inc. have launched a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo platform to fund their stop-motion animation film project: The Diary of Ochibi.

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